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Sascha Henninger and Stephan Weber

In naher Zukunft werden weltweit zwei von drei Menschen in Städten leben. Urbanisierung und Klimawandel stellen die städtischen Räume vor große Herausforderungen. Das Verständnis der Wechselwirkungen zwischen Klima, Luftqualität und Städtebau erlangt daher eine wachsende Bedeutung. Das Lehrbuch führt in die physikalischen Grundlagen und Prozesse des Stadtklimas ein und beleuchtet die Arbeitsfelder der planungsorientierten Stadtklimatologie.

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Agustín Udías

After their restoration of 1814, the Jesuits made significant contributions to the natural sciences, especially in the fields of astronomy, meteorology, seismology, terrestrial magnetism, mathematics, and biology. This narrative provides a history of the Jesuit institutions in which these discoveries were made, many of which were established in countries that previously had no scientific institutions whatsoever, thus generating a scientific and educational legacy that endures to this day. The article also focuses on the teaching and research that took place at Jesuit universities and secondary schools, as well as the order’s creation of a worldwide network of seventy-four astronomical and geophysical observatories where particularly important contributions were made to the fields of terrestrial magnetism, microseisms, tropical hurricanes, and botany.

Norbert de Lange, Josef Nipper and Norbert de Lange

Grundlegende quantitative Methoden der Geographie: Ausgehend von geographischen Fragestellungen und mit aktuellen Bei-spielen werden die wichtigsten Verfahren dargestellt.

Ingo Liefner and Ludwig Schätzl

Dale Murray

In The Global and the Local: An Environmental Ethics Casebook, Dale Murray presents fifty-one actual, unique, and compelling case studies. The book covers a wide variety of environmental topics from those as global as overfishing, climate change, ocean acidification, and e-waste, to those topics as local as whether we should place salt on the driveway during winter, construct rain gardens, or believe we have a duty to hunt.

The book also features an easy to read, yet rigorous introductory section exposing readers to ethical theories and approaches to environmental ethics. By interweaving these theoretical considerations into long and short case studies, Murray illuminates a comprehensive range of the most pressing environmental issues facing our biosphere both today and in the future.

This book is also available in paperback.

Heinz Heineberg

Edited by Heinz Heineberg

Norbert de Lange, Martin Geiger, Vera Hanewinkel, Andreas Pott and Norbert de Lange

Kartographie

Eine Einführung

Peter Kohlstock

Geomorphologie

Eine Einführung

Harald Zepp

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Edited by Ingo Berensmeyer and Christoph Ehland

Literature as cultural discourse has always courted mobility. From the nomadic wanderings of the heroes of Homer and Virgil through the adventures of the medieval knight-errants to the travellers of modern times, movement and mobility have been constitutive elements of story-telling. Since writers have begun to explore the experiential dimension of movement their texts have embraced the essential changeability and instability of ‘mobile worlds’. In this sense literature reflects and processes the transformative force of movement on the perception of the world and is part of the broader cultural discourses of mobility.
From the 1936 film Night Mail to the rapid movements of the dime novel detective and the metaphorical coding of automobility in Futurist poetry, the essays in this volume offer new perspectives on the phenomenon of mobility at the intersection between the literary imagination and cultural experience. They explore movement as a decisive force of change in the history of modernity and show how literature in its representation of mobility simultaneously aims both to mirror and to grasp the phenomenon.